When I was about fifteen, I got hooked on "N" scale for awhile. I even set them up on my "O" gauge layout to act as an amusement ride for my "O" scale people. Anyway, being a teenager and making minimal money, I wanted to fill up an "N" scale layout with rolling stock and track, but couldn't afford to buy the real deal. So Jenkintown Hobby Shop, where my Arnold Rapido set was from had die cast "N" scale trains and track. Non operational locos of course. I bought a bunch of it, little by little. It looked good on my layout.
Does anyone recall Lone Star ?